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Articles on Some Early Season Vegetables

There’s finally lots of fresh vegetables to be had from the garden or farmer’s market. Read about a few cool season vegetables that are ready to plant or eat now…

Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum

For a hit of intense blue in the garden in mid-spring, Muscari armeniacum can’t be beat. This small perennial bulb produces clusters of bell-shaped flowers that resemble bunches of grapes, giving rise to the common name grape hyacinth. Learn more about this European species in this article…

Rhubarb Rheum rhabarbarum

Rhubarb is the first “fruit” of the season – used as a fruit, but grows like a vegetable. With huge leaves on long red to green petioles it can also make a dramatic statement in the garden. This old fashioned perennial is very easy to grow, coming back bigger year after year with little care. To learn more about rhubarb, read this article…

Articles on Woodland Natives

The deciduous forests of the Midwest may have a limited number of dominant trees, but most have an abundance of ephemeral wildflowers. Many of these spring woodland natives emerge early in the season before the tree canopy has leafed out to shade their environment. Learn about six of these plants in these archived articles:

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